Currituck County Photographs
Enoch Haywood Forbes Family Album
Haywood Forbes, son of Stephen G. & Ann Forbes, was born in Coinjock, NC on
April 3, 1856 and died in Greenville, Pitt Co. NC on March 3, 1920 [see
death certificate]. He married Albina O'Neal in Currituck Co. on
Nov. 21, 1877. Albina, born Nov. 21, 1851, was the daughter of
(sometimes listed as Simon or Simmons) and Sarah O'Neal. She died on
Sept. 7, 1892 [see
tombstone]. Enoch & Albina had the following children:
1) Ada Albina Forbes b: Feb. 19, 1879 Coinjock d: July 20, 1951; married Ambrose Barco Walston
2) Blanche B. Forbes b: Aug. 11, 1883 Coinjock d: May 18, 1976 Morehead City, NC; married Henry W. Snell
3) Maude Forbes b: Jan. 26, 1886 d: Apr. 6, 1917 Woodville, NC; married Starkie R. Simons
4) Herman Bennett Forbes b: Aug. 22, 1890 d: Aug. 20, 1943; married Mary Wilson
After Albina died in 1892, Enoch
then married Mary Ann "Mamie" Gabriel, daughter of George R. &
Elizabeth Smithwick Gabriel. Mary Ann & Enoch were married
at Whales Head in Currituck County on Sept. 5, 1893. Mary Ann
was born March 24, 1870 in Carteret Co., NC and died in Washington, Beaufort
Co., NC on Oct. 29, 1950 [see
death certificate]. Together
Enoch & Mary Ann had six children:
Enoch's parents, Stephen & Ann Forbes, are somewhat of a mystery. It is believed that Ann was the daughter of Lemuel Ball who, in 1860, made his will in Currituck County wherein he gives a life estate to his wife Frances and at her death a life estate to Stephen & Ann Forbes. After their deaths the land goes to Stephen & Ann's 2 sons, William O. Butler Forbes and Enoch Haywood Forbes. It is believed that Stephen & Ann, perhaps newly married, are living with Lemuel Ball in 1840. They are certainly living in the Lemuel Ball household in 1850 and 1860. It is assumed that Lemuel died between the time of making his will in June 1860 and Nov. 1865 when the will was probated. Lemuel's wife is not found in the 1870 census so she may have also died. Stephen & his family were in the Poplar Branch Twp. during the census years of 1870 & 1880. Enoch Haywood Forbes and his family lived in the Poplar Branch Twp. when the 1900 census was taken but by 1910 had moved to Morehead City in Carteret Co., NC. In 1920 the family lived in Greenville, Pitt County, NC. where the census was taken a little over a week before his death.
If anyone knows who Stephen G. Forbes' parents are or if you have anything to add to this page, please e-mail me.
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